Can I Sell Just A Portion Of My Business?
Jacob Orosz of Morgan & Westfield talks divestitures, or selling just a portion of your business. Selling is not an all or nothing option he suggests and goes on to describe how partial sales are made.
Jacob doesn’t cover partial sale of shares – minority and majority recapitalisations – in any detail, but focuses instead on selling off non-core units of an existing business so the business can continue to focus on core competencies. Selling a weak division is also a good way to release capital, he argues. He provides various real life examples, from General Electric to Hewlett-Packard.
Unlike what most people know, selling a business is not always an all-or-nothing situation.
While deciding upon the sale of your company, selling only a portion of your business may cross your mind. You may have questions about the process, such as, “Is it wise or is it common to sell only a part of a business?”
In this article, I’ll explore the decisions you will have to make when planning to sell your company, including whether selling only a portion of your business is a wise decision.Can I Sell a Portion of My Business?